The Best Boxing Matches of All Time

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With tickets for the highly anticipated Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury now on sale, we decided to have a look at some of the most iconic fights in history.

Thrilla in Manila

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier’s fight at Manila’s Philippine Coliseum back on October 1st 1975 is perhaps the most famous boxing match of all. The two champions had already met before and the intense rivalry between them made it one of the most exciting matches of all with ‘The Greatest’ Ali coming out on top.

Result: Ali won by RTD after the 14th round

The Showdown

Held at the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas between Sugar Ray Leonard and the undefeated Thomas Hitman Hearns fought it out in front of a 163,500-strong crowd on September 16th 1981. Between rounds 12 and 13, the legendary trainer Angelo Dundee, famously shouted at Leonard: “You’re blowing it, son! You’re blowing it!”.

Result: Leonard won by TKO in the 14th round

Rumble in the Jungle

It’s been over 40 years since Muhammad Ali and George Foreman’s iconic Rumble in the Jungle was held in Kinshasa in Zaire, which is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. October 30th 1974 was the day that Ali cemented his status as the most iconic boxer in history.

Result: Ali won by KO in the 8th round

Corrales vs Castillo

On May 7th 2005 Diego Corralles and Jose Luis Castillo took to the ring in one of the most dramatic matches of the millennium. In the 10th round Corrales was knocked down twice making it seem the Mexican-born Castillo was going to come out on top. However, this was short lived as Corrales won the match with the crowd exploding in disbelief.

Result: Corrales won by TKO in the 10th round

Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury

Held at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf on October 24th 2015, undisputed Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will take on WBA mandatory challenger Tyson Fury in what will be the fight to end all fights as the Ukrainian aims to defend his titles for the nineteenth consecutive time.

Result: ???

Tickets for the fight are available here now. Make sure you get yours for the boxing event of the year.

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